NSA Chief Warns Chinese language Cyberattacks Might Shut U.S. Infrastructure

China and "in all probability one or two" different nations have the power to invade and probably shut down pc methods of U.S. energy utilities, aviation networks and monetary corporations, Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the U.S. Nationwide Safety Company, stated on Thursday. Testifying to the Home of Representatives Intelligence Committee on cyber threats, Rogers stated digital attackers have been capable of penetrate such methods and carry out "reconnaissance" missions to find out how the networks are put collectively. "What considerations us is that entry, that functionality, can be utilized by nation-states, teams or people to take down that functionality," he stated. Rogers stated China was one of many nations with that functionality, however that there have been others. "There’s in all probability one or two others," he stated, declining to elaborate in a public setting. Chinese language Overseas Ministry spokesman Hong Lei stated the Chinese language authorities "forbids" cyber hacking and that it’s typically a sufferer of such assaults that originate from the USA. "The Chinese language authorities resolutely cracks down on these actions. This actuality is irrefutable," Hong informed reporters at a daily press briefing on Friday.

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First revealed November 21 2014, 6:30 AM